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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 25, 2013 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: whats one song

that you wished the grateful dead had played?


how bout this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PQZPTmS-ZY

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats one song

Bell Bottom Blues. Not sure who I'd have sing but I always thought it might work or be a train wreck.

Not sure if they ever did this one but Up on Cripple Creek is another

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 27, 2013 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats one song

For a minute, I thought you were gonna say 'Rapper's
Delight' whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhew!
Isaida a hip hop hippie to the hippie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpz5WcCrhR4

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:46am
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I could hear Brent doing this number.

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Poster: longnt1986 Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:50am
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Yeah! I think so.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 25, 2013 6:21pm
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they did play it, but they called it Me and My Uncle...


Pledging My Time would have been interesting...sung by Jerry, of course...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:34am
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Stairway to Freebird

edit~ cancel that. Gonna go with 'Wheels on THE BUS'

This post was modified by craven714 on 2013-02-26 15:34:41

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:10pm
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LOL

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Feb 26, 2013 10:13am
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Magic Carpet Ride would have been a lot of fun. Especially if they stretched the jam into something long an PITB-like, with the potential to do the last chorus as a Reprise.

I also always thought that Sitting on the Dock of the Bay would have made a great JGB song. The whistle solo at the end seems like it would be the perfect basis for a Jerry lick.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:09pm
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I'm actually surprised JGB never did that.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 26, 2013 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats one song

try this one on for size...

http://archive.org/download/mc2011-02-05.mc2011-02-05/mc2011-02-05d2t03.mp3

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:32am
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I Dig A Pony: I always thought the boys could do a great job with the final jam.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 1, 2013 6:47pm
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'I lie awake, staring out at the bleakness of Megadon. City and sky become one, merging
Into a single plane, a vast sea of unbroken grey. The Twin Moons, just two pale orbs as
They trace their way across the steely sky. I used to think I had a pretty good life here,
Just plugging into my machine for the day, then watching Templevision or reading a Temple
Paper in the evening.

'My friend Jon always said it was nicer here than under the atmospheric domes of the Outer
Planets. We have had peace since 2062, when the surviving planets were banded together under
The Red Star of the Solar Federation. The less fortunate gave us a few new moons.
I believed what I was told. I thought it was a good life, I thought I was happy. Then I found
Something that changed it all...'

[I. Overture]

And the meek shall inherit the earth...

[II. Temples of Syrinx]

...'The massive grey walls of the Temples rise from the heart of every Federation city. I
Have always been awed by them, to think that every single facet of every life is regulated
And directed from within! Our books, our music, our work and play are all looked after by
The benevolent wisdom of the priests...'

We've taken care of everything
The words you hear, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes
It's one for all and all for one
We work together, common sons
Never need to wonder how or why

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls

Look around at this world we've made
Equality our stock in trade
Come and join the Brotherhood of Man
Oh, what a nice, contented world
Let the banners be unfurled
Hold the Red Star proudly high in hand

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls

[III. Discovery]

'... Behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that was hidden beneath the cave, I
Found it. I brushed away the dust of the years, and picked it up, holding it reverently in
My hands. I had no idea what it might be, but it was beautiful...'

'... I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turn the keys to make them sound
Differently. As I struck the wires with my other hand, I produced my first harmonious sounds
And soon my own music! How different it could be from the music of the Temples! I can't wait
To tell the priests about it!...'

What can this strange device be?
When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?

See how it sings like a sad heart
And joyously screams out it's pain
Sounds that build high like a mountain
Or notes that fall gently like rain

I can't wait to share this new wonder
The people will all see it's light
Let them all make their own music
The Priests praise my name on this night

[IV. Presentation]

'... In the sudden silence as I finished playing, I looked up to a circle of grim,
Expressionless faces. Father Brown rose to his feet, and his somnolent voice echoed
Throughout the silent Temple Hall...'

'... Instead of the grateful joy that I expected, they were words of quiet rejection!
Instead of praise, sullen dismissal. I watched in shock and horror as Father Brown ground
My precious instrument to splinters beneath his feet...'

I know it's most unusual
To come before you so
But I've found an ancient miracle
I thought that you should know
Listen to my music
And hear what it can do
There's something here as strong as life
I know that it will reach you

Yes, we know, it's nothing new
It's just a waste of time
We have no need for ancient ways
The world is doing fine
Another toy will help destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesn't fit the plan

I can't believe you're saying
These things just can't be true
Our world could use this beauty
Just think what we might do
Listen to my music
And hear what it can do
There's something here as strong as life
I know that it will reach you

Don't annoy us further!
We have our work to do
Just think about the average
What use have they for you?
Another toy will help destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesn't fit the Plan!

[V. Oracle: The Dream]

'... I guess it was a dream, but even now it all seems so vivid to me. Clearly yet I see
The beckoning hand of the oracle as he stood at the summit of the staircase...'

'... I see still the incredible beauty of the sculptured cities and the pure spirit of man
Revealed in the lives and works of this world. I was overwhelmed by both wonder and
Understanding as I saw a completely different way to life, a way that had been crushed
By the Federation long ago. I saw now how meaningless life had become with the loss of
All these things...'

I wandered home though the silent streets
And fell into a fitful sleep
Escape to realms beyond the night
Dream can't you show me the light?

I stand atop a spiral stair
An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days
I see the works of gifted hands
That grace this strange and wondrous land
I see the hand of man arise
With hungry mind and open eyes

They left the planet long ago
The elder race still learn and grow
Their power grows with purpose strong
To claim the home where they belong
Home to tear the Temples down...
Home to change!

[VI. Soliloquy]

'... I have not left this cave for days now, it has become my last refuge in my total
Despair. I have only the music of the waterfall to comfort me now. I can no longer live
Under the control of the Federation, but there is no other place to go. My last hope is
That with my death I may pass into the world of my dream, and know peace at last.'

The sleep is still in my eyes
The dream is still in my head
I heave a sigh and sadly smile
And lie a while in bed
I wish that it might come to pass
Not fade like all my dreams...

Just think of what my life might be
In a world like I have seen!
I don't think I can carry on
Carry on this cold and empty life

My spirits are low in the depths of despair
My lifeblood...
... Spills over...

[VII. The Grand Finale]

Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
We have assumed control
We have assumed control
We have assumed control

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Feb 26, 2013 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats one song

Promontory Rider

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 26, 2013 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats one song

Low Spark . Lilly of the West .
As for Dylan, Ring them Bell, or Farewell Angelina done like Dylan's own version, with Garcia and Weir Swapping verses like Jack Straw . AND as the last song of the show, or as an encore .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 25, 2013 8:57pm
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Shady Grove.

Because it would mean that they'd have taken a break from MIDI land to go acoustic as a whole band in the 90s, which would have been good all around and would have meant smaller venues which would have been more refreshing for all concerned and would have meant (at the very least) that there'd be other whole-band acoustic songs for us to enjoy now and Jerry would have been into it and maybe, just maybe, it would have made the difference in other ways too ...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 26, 2013 4:04am
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This is about as close as you get. All acoustic but no drummers. Some of the latter era songs worked up in a acoustic fashion in a smaller venue and what sounded like a band, particularly Jerry, having a really good time. Alas Jerry does struggle a little with some of his vocals and no Shady Grove.

http://archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 26, 2013 8:02pm
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That show is part of why I think that! It's so refreshing compared to what else was going on then ... like a different, revitalized band ... IMO if they'd had an acoustic period a la 1980 after Brent's death it could have made all the difference. Well, the benefits of hindsight. I've never heard of it being considered at all, even though they seemed to know they needed a break, were tired of the big arenas, etc ...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 27, 2013 2:19am
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Totally agree. My last show was at Soldier Field a few months before this acoustic one and i recall turning to my wife (our only show together) and saying how i had wished they had taken a few days off before arriving in Chicago because they all seemed soooo tired. Not just Jerry, the whole band sounded tired that night. Then you hear that acoustic show and its exactly as you say, different and revitalized. Not sure they needed right after Brent's death as Hornsby seemed to help them out through the end of '90, but by '94 there is no question that some sort of change would have helped.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 27, 2013 3:28am
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I know I'm just going back over thoughts previously expressed, but I really do think that the Hornsby shows should have been a farewell tour after which the Grateful Dead were disbanded. Phil and Bob could have kept the legacy alive while Jerry had fun doing what he really loved, performing with people like David Grisman and Tony Rice. Who knows, he might still be here today, pulling out the occasional Friend of the Devil to delight us all.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 27, 2013 4:21am
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I believe your thoughts are in part skewed by the clarity of viewing events through the retrospectoscope. I believe that Jerry still loved playing with Phil and Bob but his physical deterioration in the '90s and their demanding touring schedule resulted in uninspired playing. I think if they had just cut back a bit you may have seen better shows. However other force$ were also at play since, as previously discussed, they were pretty lazy as songwriters during that part of their career, so there wasn't a whole lot of money coming in from album sales. Additionally they hadn't opened the vault yet so that revenue stream didn't exist either. I also wonder if Jerry could have slowed down. He always seemed to want to play and perhaps doing lots of different things might have been refreshing to him. However he wouldn't have only done the Grisman and Rice stuff. It probably would resulted in him playing more with Kahn. That may have been worse for his health than doing stadium shows with the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 27, 2013 4:53am
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The good old retrospectoscope sounds like something a trained medical practitioner might employ to see just exactly how far one's head was stuck up one's ass. Perhaps I need to submit to it more often...

You make good points (as always) but I still think that it might have been better for all concerned if the grand Grateful Dead project had been brought to a dignified end rather than stumbling on to its tragic conclusion. But I guess whatever happened Jerry Garcia would never have been allowed to see out his life in quiet obscurity. There were just too many people, fans included, claiming ownership over the man.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 26, 2013 11:00am
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Pride of Cucamonga - but not wait 'til '94 like they did with UBC!!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 26, 2013 1:31pm
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Yes! Oh yes, yes, yes!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 26, 2013 2:23pm
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I concur - one of my faves.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 26, 2013 2:55pm
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Meaningless trivia: fall of 74 we were all in a creative writing class in which you could submit music that was interspersed with readings and poetry and film (yes, it was California, post-60s...), and I provided that song. At least 8 of my serious DEAD Head friends were in that class, and two had spent 3 months working their assess off in a fishery biz (salmon) in Oregon. While it played, that line came by and it seemed to have been written for them: "...since I came down from Oregon, there's a lesson or two I've learned..."

Talk about a poignant moment--I'll never forget the two of them looking up, simultaneously, visually finding each other on opposite sides of the room, and smiling, and then going on with their writing.

Pretty cool at the time; especially for sixteen yr olds, ya know?

[BTW, bd, K Irving is kicking ass lately, eh?]

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 26, 2013 3:25pm
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I was betting you were going to go with France.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 26, 2013 3:54pm
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It's the skies thing, right?

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Poster: McKush Date: Feb 26, 2013 3:58pm
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watching the wheels-john lennon

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Poster: McKush Date: Feb 26, 2013 3:45am
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run for the roses

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Feb 26, 2013 9:58am
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Lawyers, Guns & Money

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 26, 2013 4:21pm
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..... http://archive.org/download/mc2011-12-31.CA11.flac/Mc2011-12-31Set1-04.mp3

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 26, 2013 3:10pm
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Nice call on that one. Perfect encore tune

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Feb 27, 2013 1:32pm
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Keller Williams's "Mullet Cut"

heheheheh

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 26, 2013 7:55am
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Gomorrah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ozgPJZ7WUA

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Poster: Crazy Otto Date: Feb 26, 2013 9:11am
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I think they could have pulled off a pretty respectable Down By The River. I actually kind of hear Brent singing lead on that one, or at least adding some powerful harmonies on the chorus (complemented by some low harmonies by Phil that aren't quite on key). Jerry could get lost in that jam for days--maybe a fun post-space exercise.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 26, 2013 4:06pm
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i like it a lot

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 27, 2013 1:10pm
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Well, not the GD, but I think early '70s Garcia and Saunders could have done a pretty sick cover of Chameleon. Maybe Finders Keepers > Chameleon?

edit: Just thought of a good GD one. How about '74 GD squeezing an "Impressions" jam into a DS? That would have been amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXvdU7f-q7I



This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2013-02-27 21:10:53

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Poster: Kate. Date: Feb 25, 2013 6:56pm
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The entirety of Hunter's Terrapin suite (Return to Terrapin/Ivory Wheels-Rosewood Track/And I Know You/Jack O' Roses/Leaving Terrapin).

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 26, 2013 8:37am
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Dylan's "Jokerman". Garcia was made to sing that tune (if he could remember all the words.)

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Poster: mcglone Date: Feb 26, 2013 12:12pm
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good call on jokerman.

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Poster: N Hoey Date: Feb 26, 2013 6:33pm
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I always though they could have done a jammin' version of the Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll".

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Poster: mcglone Date: Feb 26, 2013 12:11pm
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dire straits - brothers in arms

and willie's - on the road again

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 26, 2013 1:33pm
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dire straits - brothers in arms
Gets me every time...
excellent tune.
I would also agree with Lawyers Guns and Money
and would have loved to hear Low Spark

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Poster: segan63 Date: Feb 26, 2013 8:32am
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Russian Lullaby. I think they could have stretched that one out...

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Feb 26, 2013 4:16pm
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Somewhere over the rainbow